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Internet through xbox one S instead of cable provider?

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  1. HoustonIhaveaquestion

    HoustonIhaveaquestion Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    New here. I was wondering if I purchase an xbox one s, can I get internet through xbox gold (I believe it's called) to use on both my laptop Mac and my TV - which has HD but is not a new 'internet'/4D TV? My goal is to discontinue my current local cable provider and get Hulu Live and Netflix to watch TV in order to save money on my limited budget. I am hoping that I can connect the Xbox to my TV for Hulu/Netflix and then somehow (wifi?) also still be able to use my laptop Mac at home for internet use. I may be interested in playing a few games as well. I would greatly appreciate anyone's help/expertise on this.

    Thank you and have a great day/night!
     
  2. lunarlander

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    If you don't have Internet Service, how are you suppsed to get NetFlix to download movies?
     
  3. HoustonIhaveaquestion

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    I currently have internet through cable provider. I was told recently that I could get internet through xbox one instead. I may have misunderstood what he was saying (which is why Im here to confirm if this is correct).
     
  4. lunarlander

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    Xbox does not have a built in modem. And even if it does, you still need internet service.
     
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    Contact your cable provider if they offer only internet service. Might be a little expensive since sometimes they offer specials on Internet and Cable.
     
  6. lunarlander

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    This article talks about the minimal internet service speed required for netflix. maybe you can save money by going with a slow service that just meet the requirements.
     
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    Link, please. :)
     
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    Houston: To confirm, the XBOX will have internet apps like Netflix/Hulu/etc. but as mentioned, you still need to have an internet provider. XBOX Gold is to play online with other XBOX users as well as getting games for a discount.

    While it may be cheaper to keep more than internet only service, they may raise prices on you after their 'promotions'. I got screwed by Cox and paying way more than I should be but that's another story.

    Having said that, internet companies may have a 'cap' on internet usage. You shouldn't hit these caps if you don't use the services that often.
     
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